Friday January 13, 2012
Shelter holding an adoption drive on Sunday
DOZENS of puppies and dogs, under the care of canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB), are currently in desperate need of homes.
MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai said adoptions were usually very slow during the end of the year.
“We believe this is due to the festivities and school holidays,’’ said Lai.
She added MDDB hoped that some of the puppies and dogs would be able to find homes at its adoption drive in Summit Subang Jaya this Sunday.
“We will be having only one adoption drive this month due to the Chinese New Year celebrations and hope that at least a few of our dogs and puppies will be able to find homes,’’ said Lai.
The adoption drive, which will be held at the shopping center’s main entrance, starts at 10am and ends at 6pm.
Those wanting to donate items such as dog and puppy food, bleach, soap, old newspapers, dog and puppy shampoo, rice and other necessities could drop off the items at the venue.
Meanwhile, Lai also said MDDB would be conducting a wake for one of its canine representatives and ambassador Strong Boy Hee on Saturday.
Strong Boy was killed by a python while on a hike with his owner and her friends in Ampang Jaya on Jan 9.
The wake will be held at Alt.space, which is located at 27-G, Block J, Jaya One, Section13, Petaling Jaya (Same row as fast food outlet Wendy’s).
According to Lai, the three-year-old dog’s demise was a big blow to MDDB and its volunteers.
“He meant a lot to us and we will miss him terribly,’’ said Lai.
She added the wake was open to the public.
“Please come and join us in remembering Strong Boy but please do not bring any donations in cash or kind for MDDB at this event,’’ said Lai.
She said the wake was exclusively held to remember and reminisce about Strong Boy.